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Old 08-03-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Mildew

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We own a 2012 Rockwood A128s and live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. As you may be aware, we have received an incredible amount of rainfall over the past two weeks. The roadway to our storage area was finally opened today and you guessed it - we took on some water. It was folded up, locked up and stored so there is no ventilation whatsoever. Now it has mildew and we can't get it out of the muddy storage lot. Is there anyone out there that is familiar with getting rid of mildew in trailers? It was too late to call my insurance company tonight but we have full coverage/comprehensive. We really like the trailer and want to clean it up. Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:42 PM   #2
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Set it up use fans for several days to dry everything, may take some time to really get dry. Once dry you will need to evaluate the integrity of the wood,to see if rotted,if so you have to replace, the fungus will wipe off with a water bleach solution, also you may need to treat with Boracare or Timbor to preserve the wood further air is your friend for sure. Hope this gets you started.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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Mildew is one problem, MOLD is the big problem! ServPro or a similar remediation company can identify the culprit. If it is mold let it go, have it totaled and start with a new rig, your family's health could be permanently affected by mold.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the prompt posts. They bring up several valuable points and are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #5
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Thats a bummer. If the storage spot doesn't have power, there is only so much you can do until the camper can be moved to a place with electricity.

Running the air conditioner will dry the camper out quickly. You can use a hair dryer and/or internal fans at the same time on particularly wet areas. Remove cushions and examine the foam. If it's soiled, replace it with new foam from the fabric store useing your current pieces as a guide. There are specialty disinfecting wipes available from janitorial supply stores. I haven't used them so I don't have a recommendation one way or the other. As always, check any cleaning regime out on a small unobtrusive area first.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:49 AM   #6
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We live here in Florida but I'm over here in Clermont not too far from Tampa and we just put a couple big damp rids in the camper when it's folded up and change them out every couple months, that seems to work well,
And we went ahead and spent the money and bought A fitted sunbralla
Fitted cover. Had a custom boat cover guy make it.
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